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Monkey Park Iwatayama, Kyoto
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Get an up-close look at Japanese macaques at Monkey Park Iwatayama, a forested area providing a home to a large troop of native primates. You'll be able to observe the monkeys from the safety of a caged viewing area, but be sure to follow posted instructions to avoid potentially dangerous encounters within unfenced spots. In addition to the monkeys, you'll find that the park features a sweeping view over the nearby city. Plan your Monkey Park Iwatayama visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kyoto using our Kyoto family vacation planner.
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  • Very fun experience, after 20 minutes of uphill through the Woods, you will come to a clearing where there are monkeys and a hut where you can feed them and see them up close.
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  • Well worth the short train ride to visit the area, don't miss out the monkey park. Steep walk up to the park may not be for everyone but it isn't far and is a fun respite from visiting temples & shrin...  more »
  • We did the Monkey Park first thing in the morning- literally were standing at the gate at 9am when it opened. The 15 minute hike up the hill wasn't too bad, but it helps to be moderately fit. When we ...  more »